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Music is sometimes really helpful for getting lost in your work, and at Reign you see a lot of headphones and tapping feet in a otherwise quiet office.
Ever wondered what kind of music your coworkers are listening to?
Or why, when I did, I realised we would probably never be able to agree on a playlist with such varied musical tastes. Here is roughly 5 songs from each of our team members, all mixed up. Click to download & get to know them:
Or listen to it on Spotify. (However here, all of the Chinese songs, some of the remixes and French songs are missing. )
ReignDesign had a fun and exciting year! We released some apps, visited conferences and contemplated new technology! Here's a Top Ten List of our biggest moments.
The eleventh month of the year, formerly known as November, is now Movember at ReignDesign! I've been growing out my facial hair to help raise awareness of men's health, particularly prostate and testicular cancers.
It's important to remember that 47% of testicular cancer cases occur in men under 35 years. Check out BUPA's Movember page for more facts and prevention tips.
The evidence, Day 1 and Day 30.
Apple now provides local currency billing for the App Store for 24 countries and territories around the world. That means that an app priced at 0.99 USD in the United States is priced at varying amounts around the world, for example 0.69 GBP in the UK and 6 CNY in China.
Of course, due to changing currency exchange rates, that means that users some countries end up paying more than others. We crunched the numbers for a "Tier 1" (0.99 USD) app using exchange rates from xe.net for 14 November 2012, to get this ranking:
As you can see, Norway and Denmark are currently the most expensive, costing 20% more than an equivalent app in the US, while South Africa has the cheapest apps, costing 10% less than the US.
Of course, a raw conversion to USD doesn't tell the whole story. People in different countries have different spending powers.
The Economist creates a famous "Big Mac Index" which compares Purchasing Power Parity using the price of an item available globally: the Big Mac. We used the numbers for July 2012 to compare the price of apps and Big Macs.
By this measure, India, Hong Kong and Russia have the most expensive apps in the world, with burgers around 2 times the cost of an app. By contrast, the lucky Swedes can purchase 6.9 apps for the price of a Big Mac (7 SEK versus 48.4 SEK). The US also has relatively cheap apps (or expensive burgers), clocking in at 4.4 apps per burger.
In September 2009 we launched the very first version of Pig Rush for iPhone. Now, three years later, MILLIONS of you are playing Pig Rush on iPhone, iPad, Android, Facebook and Mac! To celebrate our third anniversary, we're making Pig Rush on iPhone and iPad completely FREE to download for one week. Tell your friends to visit http://pigrush.com/download now!